The last few weeks have been very exciting for the Harmon family. We were featured in a Michael J Fox Foundation blog. Kate helped the MJFF with an open letter in conjunction with its Father’s Day e-card project, and Huffington Post picked up her work and she was published in the major online news aggregator and blog site. Additionally, Lake Ashton sent out an e-mail with a link to the MJFF blog to our entire community.
I was overwhelmed by the number of people who took the time to read what was published and I am truly humbled by the response. Sure, it is rewarding to receive compliments, especially about my family, but we are just one of many individuals and families who are working hard to find a cure for Parkinson’s.
So, I am struggling with the recognition. I understand that anything that we can “get into the media” raises awareness. That is a good thing, a purpose fulfilled, but I’m still a little uncomfortable. As I say in our video on pcrfinc.com, we get more in return from those we help than we give.
I am writing this post to clear my own mind of these issues. We will continue to push forward in our journey to raise awareness, help those with PD through our support group, and support the Michael J Fox Foundation on its mission to find a cure. Thanks to all of the hard working people who work every day to eradicate Parkinson’s. We can do this in our lifetimes with your help.
PLEASE JOIN US.
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